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Gaudy Night: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane (Paperback)

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One of the greatest British detective novels of the Golden Age, an important feminist document, one of the greatest love stories in English fiction, and a stylish comedy of manners all in one book, written in the wittiest and most lucid prose imaginable. (If this sounds effusive, trust me the first four drafts of this description were even more extravagant) -David B's pick

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Gaudy Night stands out even among Miss Sayers’s novels. And Miss Sayers has long stood in a class by herself.”
Times Literary Supplement

The great Dorothy L. Sayers is considered by many to be the premier detective novelist of the Golden Age, and her dashing sleuth, Lord Peter Wimsey, one of mystery fiction’s most enduring and endearing protagonists. Acclaimed author Ruth Rendell has expressed her admiration for Sayers’s work, praising her “great fertility of invention, ingenuity, and wonderful eye for detail.” The third Dorothy L. Sayers classic to feature mystery writer Harriet Vane, Gaudy Night is now back in print with an introduction by Elizabeth George, herself a crime fiction master. Gaudy Night takes Harriet and her paramour, Lord Peter, to Oxford University, Harriet’s alma mater, for a reunion, only to find themselves the targets of a nightmare of harassment and mysterious, murderous threats.

About the Author


Dorothy L. Sayers was born in 1893. She was one of the first women to be awarded a degree by Oxford University, and later she became a copywriter at an ad agency. In 1923 she published her first novel featuring the aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey, who became one of the world's most popular fictional heroes. She died in 1957.

Praise For…


Gaudy Night stands out even among Miss Sayers’s novels. And Miss Sayers has long stood in a class by herself.”
Times Literary Supplement (London)

“Very skillfull writing. Miss Sayers has done a real tour de force, and done it with ease and grace.”
Saturday Review

“A royal performance.”
The Spectator


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062196538
ISBN-10: 0062196537
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publication Date: October 16th, 2012
Pages: 544
Language: English
Series: Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries with Harriet Vane